Explore St. Louis is seeking an energetic, highly motivated and goal driven self-starter with proven sales success to join our team as a National Convention Sales Manager for the Chicago market. This position is responsible for aggressively researching and qualifying potential customers that bring city-wide and convention business to the America's Center complex and hotels in St. Louis MO. Accounts for this position will be within the Greater Chicago region, Illinois and Wisconsin areas. Other areas may be assigned. Travel is required. Job duties include: actively contacting potential customers via sales leads, prospecting calls, emails, site visits, trade events, sales trips & appointments. In this position, you will also establish a client base through organizations, associations, and corporate businesses for the purpose of securing business for St. Louis to ensure the predetermined sales expectations are met or exceeded.
Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree or 5-7 years related experience; along with a demonstrated track record of success in sales. A knowledge of the St. Louis area, hospitality industry and convention / tourism business is beneficial. To apply, go online to https://explorestlouis.com and select the ABOUT US link at the top. Click on 'JOB OPPORTUNITIES & INTERNSHIPS'. NO PHONE CALLS! EOE.
About Us: Explore St. Louis is the official destination marketing organization responsible for selling & promoting St. Louis City and County as a convention/meeting site and leisure travel destination. We work to attract city-wide conventions, one-hotel meetings, sporting events, group tours and individual leisure travelers to St. Louis. We are partnered with more than 700 local and regional businesses.
Bachelor's Degree or 5 - 7 years' related experience; along with a demonstrated track record of success in sales. A knowledge of the St. Louis area, hospitality industry and convention / tourism business is beneficial.
About Explore St. Louis (St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission)
St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission is the sales & marketing organization responsible for sellig St. Louis as a meeting, convention, and leisure travel destination. SLCVC also manages America's Center and Edward Jones Dome. The SLCVC is a political subdivision of the State of Missouri. Our role is to act as a vehicle for economic growth in the St. Louis metropolitan area by providing exhibit and meeting space for out-of-town conventions, trade shows and space for community shows / events.